VHP criticises Cong for SSCP implementation

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Bangalore, Nov 8 (UNI) Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) President Ashok Singhal today strongly criticised the Congress and its president Sonia Gandhi for the implementation of Sethusamudram Shipping Canal Project (SSCP).

Talking to newspersons here, Mr Singhal said ''Lord Ram a is a historical figure and no one could deny it.'' Describing the implementation of the SSCP project as the ''biggest religious issue'' of the country, he said the VHP would launch a month-long national 'yatra' from November 20 to protest against the project's implementation.

Mr Singhal also alleged that the Congress was being slowly converted into another Indian Union Muslim League.

''Ms Gandhi is protecting the American interests for providing an international connectivity between India and Sri Lanka and it is already clear from the Indo-US Nuclear Deal, which is the biggest threat to national security,'' he charged.


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